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Mars Lander Touchdown Challenge by 4-H

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 2:00 pm

Join 4-H for this fun chance to work in groups designing and building a shock-absorbing system that will protect two astronauts for a simulated landing on Mars! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Join 4-H for this fun chance to work in groups designing and building a shock-absorbing system that will protect two astronauts for a simulated landing on Mars! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

06/26

Reading Journal Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 2:00 pm

Decoupage the cover of your own reading journal. Get basic tips on organization and the best lists to mine for new books. All materials provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Decoupage the cover of your own reading journal. Get basic tips on organization and the best lists to mine for new books. All materials provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/26

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 2:15 pm

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications are available at the children's services desk beginning Thu, May 23. Grades K-5. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications are available at the children's services desk beginning Thu, May 23. Grades K-5. (45 min.) 

06/05
06/12
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English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 2:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

06/19
06/26

LEGO® WeDo

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 2:30 pm

Build basic robots with LEGO® WeDo kits, then code your creation to move, spin, or light up. Ages 7-11. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Build basic robots with LEGO® WeDo kits, then code your creation to move, spin, or light up. Ages 7-11. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

06/26

Medicare Financial Assistance

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 2:30 pm

The Aging and Disability Resource Center's (ADRC) Health Benefits Coordinator will discuss the new Medicare card and financial assistance options. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

The Aging and Disability Resource Center's (ADRC) Health Benefits Coordinator will discuss the new Medicare card and financial assistance options. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

06/26

Books in Space With Magician Brent Gregory!

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

06/26

Harry Potter: Welcome to Ilvermorny

Main Library
Wed, Jun 26, 3:00 pm
Transfiguration Class: Hone your magical crafting skills.

Ages 11-18. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Ages 11-18. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

06/12Potions Class: Learn the art of potions in your first class at Ilvermorny!
06/26Transfiguration Class: Hone your magical crafting skills.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC): The Unsolicited Proposal-Contracting With the Federal Government

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 3:00 pm

Learn how the process in preparing and submitting of an unsolicited proposal can be beneficial for small businesses in dealing in the federal contracting arena. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how the process in preparing and submitting of an unsolicited proposal can be beneficial for small businesses in dealing in the federal contracting arena. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/26

Anything Goes

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 3:30 pm

Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

06/05
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06/26

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

06/05
06/12
06/19
06/26

STEAM: Alien Art

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 3:30 pm

Create your own cyanotype alien x-rays. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Create your own cyanotype alien x-rays. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

06/26

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 4:00 pm

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 

About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 

06/05
06/12
06/19
06/26

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 5:00 pm

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Refreshments provided. Ages 12 & up. First come, first served. (3.5 hr.) 

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Refreshments provided. Ages 12 & up. First come, first served. (3.5 hr.) 

06/19
06/26

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 5:30 pm

Practice the hottest dance moves taught by local dance instructor Devyn Collins in this four-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice the hottest dance moves taught by local dance instructor Devyn Collins in this four-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

06/05
06/12
06/19
06/26

Parent Power Hours!

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 5:30 pm

Parents of children who will be entering K-1st grade are invited for discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children are offered simultaneously. Refreshments provided. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Preregistration through BRIDGES at Pahokee, 561-924-9224. 

About this Series

Parents of children who will be entering K-1st grade are invited for discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children are offered simultaneously. Refreshments provided. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Preregistration through BRIDGES at Pahokee, 561-924-9224. 

06/05
06/12
06/19
06/26

French Conversation Group

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking French in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking French in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

06/26

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

06/26

Book Discussion: "The River," by Peter Heller 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:30 pm

Copies available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/20
06/26

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:30 pm

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

06/26

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

06/05
06/12
06/19
06/26

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:30 pm

The hottest hip hop dance moves are taught by local dance instructor Devyn Collins in this four-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

The hottest hip hop dance moves are taught by local dance instructor Devyn Collins in this four-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

06/05
06/12
06/19
06/26

Informed & Engaged Film Discussion: "13th"

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:30 pm

This thought-provoking, Emmy-winning documentary features scholars, activists, and politicians analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. A discussion facilitated by the PBC Criminal Justice Commission will follow the film. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 

About this Series

This thought-provoking, Emmy-winning documentary features scholars, activists, and politicians analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. A discussion facilitated by the PBC Criminal Justice Commission will follow the film. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 

06/26

Movie Night

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:30 pm

"Spaceballs." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (96 min.) PG

About this Series

"Spaceballs." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (96 min.) PG

06/26

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 10:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/06
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NASA Lander Touchdown Challenge

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 10:30 am

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Presented by PBC 4-H. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Presented by PBC 4-H. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

06/27

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 11:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/06
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06/27
06/27

Chapter Crafter Summer Spectacular

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 1:00 pm

Stories and crafts for school-aged kids to enjoy. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Stories and crafts for school-aged kids to enjoy. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) 

06/27

Tai Chi for Balance

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 1:00 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

06/04
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Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 1:30 pm
"Boy Erased." ©Focus Features. (111 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

June is National GLBT Book Month™. 

About this Series

June is National GLBT Book Month™. 

06/20"Boy Erased," by Garrard Conley. Book discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 
06/27"Boy Erased." ©Focus Features. (111 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (2 hr.) Preregister. R 

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 1:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

06/06
06/13
06/20
06/27

Academy Award Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm
"Gigi." ©Warner Bros. (116 min.) 

A sampling of Oscar winners for Best Picture.  

About this Series

A sampling of Oscar winners for Best Picture.  

06/06"Kramer vs Kramer." ©Columbia Pictures. (104 min.)  PG 
06/13"Rocky." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (120 min.)  PG 
06/20"Driving Miss Daisy." ©Warner Bros. (100 min.)  PG 
06/27"Gigi." ©Warner Bros. (116 min.)  G 

Animal Kindness: Meet Bolt & Mini

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm

Barbara Masi, from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Animal Kindness Unit, presents animal kindness awareness with special guests Bolt and Mini. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Barbara Masi, from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Animal Kindness Unit, presents animal kindness awareness with special guests Bolt and Mini. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/27

Asistencia Individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm
Jueves, 27 de junio,  2:00 pm

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos?¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae?¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

About this Series

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos?¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae?¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

06/06
06/27

Crafternoon: Celestial Windchimes

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm

Reach for the sun, moon and stars as you paint and put together this stellar craft. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Reach for the sun, moon and stars as you paint and put together this stellar craft. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

06/27

Galaxy Glass Painting

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm

Ever wanted to travel to a galaxy far far away? Indulge your fantasy and create your vision of the galaxies beyond ours with our Galaxy Glass Painting Class. Ages 16 & up. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Ever wanted to travel to a galaxy far far away? Indulge your fantasy and create your vision of the galaxies beyond ours with our Galaxy Glass Painting Class. Ages 16 & up. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

06/27

Kindergarten Readiness

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm
Language skills.

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/20Self-care and social-emotional skills.
06/27Language skills.

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm
"Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (103 min.) 

About this Series

06/06"East of Eden." ©Warner Bros. (115 min.)  Not rated. 
06/27"Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (103 min.)  R 

Reading Buddies

Main Library
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm

Reading Buddies is designed to give kids K-5 extra reading practice in a one on one setting with a Teen Buddy! Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Reading Buddies is designed to give kids K-5 extra reading practice in a one on one setting with a Teen Buddy! Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

06/04
06/06
06/11
06/13
06/18
06/20
06/25
06/27

Thursday Movie Matinee: Space Exploration

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm
"Apollo 13." ©Universal Pictures. (140 min.)  PG 

Popcorn provided. 

About this Series

Popcorn provided. 

06/06"2001: A Space Odyssey." ©Warner Bros. (139 min.)  G 
06/13"Gravity." ©Warner Bros. (91 min.)  PG-13 
06/20"First Man." ©Universal Pictures. (141 min.)  PG-13 
06/27"Apollo 13." ©Universal Pictures. (140 min.)  PG 

Welcome to Durmstrang: Soothsaying for the Brave

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm

Experience an afternoon of enchantment and divination. Witches and wizards will learn different ways to foretell the future, from crystal balls to tea readings. Ages 10-17. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Experience an afternoon of enchantment and divination. Witches and wizards will learn different ways to foretell the future, from crystal balls to tea readings. Ages 10-17. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

06/25
06/27

Beginner Hand Quilting: Session 1

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:30 pm

This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (one in June, two and three in July). Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (one in June, two and three in July). Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

06/27

English Exchange

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/13
06/20
06/27

Fizzy Planet Bath Bomb

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 3:00 pm

Become one with your cosmic self by making a galaxy-themed bath bomb. All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Become one with your cosmic self by making a galaxy-themed bath bomb. All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/27

Crochet for Kids

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 3:15 pm

Step-by-step instructions and easy hands-on projects for beginners. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Step-by-step instructions and easy hands-on projects for beginners. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

06/13
06/20
06/27

Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 3:30 pm

Have a turn reading your work. Offer constructive criticism to others. Guidelines for presenting will be provided at the first session of this six-session workshop. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Apr 01. 

About this Series

Have a turn reading your work. Offer constructive criticism to others. Guidelines for presenting will be provided at the first session of this six-session workshop. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Apr 01. 

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Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 4:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

06/13
06/27

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 5:00 pm

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plan and develop future events, brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plan and develop future events, brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/27

Belly Dancing Class

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 6:00 pm

Instructor Dawn Rhys teaches a low-intensity exercise class for beginners. Expect a lot of fun! Bring a bottle of water. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 18, 6:00 pm
About this Series

Instructor Dawn Rhys teaches a low-intensity exercise class for beginners. Expect a lot of fun! Bring a bottle of water. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

06/13
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07/11
07/18

Telling My Story

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 6:00 pm

Join us in celebrating LGBT Pride Month with the telling of stories. A panel of LGBTQIA individuals will share stories from their lives.  Limit 100. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us in celebrating LGBT Pride Month with the telling of stories. A panel of LGBTQIA individuals will share stories from their lives.  Limit 100. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

06/27